My wife suffers from Chronic pain in her back. For the last year she has been on 75 mcg Fentanyl patch and 15mg Oxycodone pills for break through pain. She also has Soma pills for the muscle spasms she gets.
While the back pain never went away she was able to at least function enough to take care of or 2 children. She is a stay at home Mom. Last month when we went to or pain management doctor he announced that the California Medical Board has new guidelines for pain management and my wife dosages are to high(Morphine Equivalent dosages per day). So he cut back her Fentanyl patch to 50 mcg this month and she now only has 2x15mg Oxycodone pills per day for break through pain and the Soma for muscle spasms. It is very frustrating because it seems like this is being done with no regard to her pain level. We are thinking about switching pain management doctors. However switching PM doctors is a serious undertaking. Has anybody had this experience in California recently with PM doctors?